Summary

Four HHMI investigators, an HHMI professor, and two members of the Institute's advisory boards have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences.

Four Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigators, an HHMI professor, and two members of the Institute's advisory boards have been elected to the National Academy of Sciences. They are among 72 new members and 18 foreign associates elected today in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. In addition to the newly elected members, 120 HHMI investigators are members of the Academy.

The National Academy of Sciences is a private organization of scientists and engineers dedicated to the furtherance of science and its use for the general welfare. It was established in 1863 by a congressional act of incorporation signed by Abraham Lincoln that calls on the Academy to act as an official adviser to the federal government, upon request, in any matter of science or technology.

The HHMI scientists newly elected to the National Academy of Sciences are:

HHMI Investigators

Michael J. Bevan

University of Washington School of Medicine

Gail Mandel

Oregon Health and Science University

David J. Mangelsdorf

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

Gary Struhl

Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

HHMI Professor

Jasper Rine

University of California, Berkeley

HHMI Advisory Board Members

Michael R. Botchan

Medical Advisory Board

Janet Rossant

Scientific Review Board

For More Information

Jim Keeley 301.215.8858 keeleyj@hhmi.org